Welcome to Georgetown
The Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. has stood here longer than the city it’s now part of, and you’ll feel it the moment you set foot on Georgetown’s cobblestone streets.
The entire neighborhood has been named a National Historic Landmark District
for its many historic landmarks and its beautifully maintained architecture. Many grand old estates, some of which were built as early as the 1700s, are on display here.
Influential inventors, presidents, Pulitzer winners, famed actors, and senators have all called Georgetown home; this is where John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy were engaged and moved into their first home together.
Georgetown is located just across the Potomac River from Arlington, Virginia, with other boundaries formed by such green spaces as Rock Creek Park. It’s crossed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, viewable from walking trails and arched stone footbridges.
Georgetown is highly walkable, easy to bike, and well-connected to public transportation, so a car is optional for most day-to-day errands within Georgetown. And you probably will find yourself wanting to explore the neighborhood’s sidewalk and cobblestone streets; the historic buildings and majestic waterways make this one of the most beautiful places in D.C.
Due to the natural landscape, the Washington Metro does not run underground through Georgetown, though the neighborhood is well-served by Metrobus
and DC Circulator
Schools in Georgetown
There’s a large student population in Georgetown due to the presence of Georgetown University and the close proximity of George Washington University
District of Columbia Public Schools administered for Georgetown include:
Private schools located in Georgetown include:
Amenities & Things To Do
You’ll find many boutique shops and nightlife around the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Georgetown Waterfront Park
’s unique labyrinth and fountain.
Near this intersection, you’ll also find the venerable Blues Alley
, the oldest running jazz supper club in the nation. The Shops at Georgetown Park
are also nearby, with their mix of dining options and clothing retailers.
You won’t want to miss out on the scenic shopping center Washington Harbour
, which has become an iconic D.C. gathering place where residents watch boat races, sample the outdoor delis, grills, and bars, and ice skate in the wintertime — when the fountain transforms into a rink.
Curious eaters who love fine dining will want to try Reverie
, the unassuming hidden gem with a Michelin Star. Also, the new Georgetown location of Mediterranean market Green Almond Pantry
makes fresh focaccia that’s worth stopping for. The gourmet cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcake
have at times created lines that wrap around the block.
Georgetown is known for its gorgeous brick row homes and condos in stately, tasteful buildings. The neighborhood’s commitment to its historic colonial and federalist architecture, eschewing high-rises, has given Georgetown a unique aesthetic charm and character unrivaled anywhere in D.C. or Arlington.
Looking to Buy or Sell a Home in Georgetown?
The housing market in Washington, D.C. is very competitive, and Georgetown is an especially in-demand neighborhood.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in Georgetown — or anywhere in the greater Washington, D.C., region — seek the advice of Nadia Khan. As a leading authority in the local residential real estate market, Nadia will provide you with expert market analysis, unparalleled service, and a seamless transition.
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